Religion: A Means to Peace

Pius XII upset Vatican tradition, turned a new papal face to the world last week.

One evening soon after the fall of Rome, hobnailed boots clumped into the plush-gold Throne Room at the Papal Palace. Some 200 war correspondents, army PRO's, photographers and gate-crashers crowded the hallowed consistorial chamber. Promptly at 7 p.m. His Holiness opened the most unusual press interview ever granted by a Pope.

Liveried Vatican attendants blinked and motioned frantically as cameramen, still and newsreel, darted about, crouched on the carpet, "shot" the Pope from every possible angle. Movie cameras...

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